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Essential Oil Bug Spray Recipe – DIY recipe for natural bug repellent

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It’s not summer until you have a natural essential oil bug spray recipe that keeps the bugs away. 🦟

You don’t need anything fancy to make your very own essential oil bug spray. This natural recipe is simple and super effective.


This essential oil bug spray recipe repels:

βœ… Horse flies with lavender and tea tree.

βœ… Mosquitoes with peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus.

βœ… Gnats with peppermint and eucalyptus.Β 


✦ What you’ll need ✦

β†’ 1 x 2oz (60ml) Bottle with Spray Top*

β†’ Tea Tree Essential Oil

β†’ Lavender Essential Oil

β†’ Peppermint Essential Oil

β†’ Eucalyptus Essential Oil

β†’ Apple cider vinegar

(optional: vegetable glycerin – it helps “stick” the spray to your skin better, but it’s optional)

* The Grounded Sage facial mist bottles work great if you have any empty ones you’d like to reuse!


✦ Directions ✦

β†’ Add 5 drops of each essential oil to your bottle

β†’ If using glycerin, add ΒΌ teaspoon to your bottle

β†’ Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

β†’ Fill the rest of your bottle with water

β†’ Shake well before each use


Tip: to make this recipe child safe, omit the peppermint, eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils.Β 


 Let the fun of bug-free, beautiful summer days & nights begin. 🦟



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Jamie Sabot, Author, Grounded Sage Skincare

Jamie Sabot

Jamie Sabot is the founder of Grounded Sage Skincare. Since she started in 2009, Grounded Sage Skincare has helped thousands of customers with their skin by creating handcrafted skincare products, online workshops, and this blog, which has been a trusted resource for straightforward natural skincare information to over 2 million readers and counting.

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